Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy (Crackle)

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Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy (Crackle) – Premieres 23rd August

A comedy where the fictional version of Rob Riggle is running a jet ski academy that’s spun off of the long running jet ski based cop show he was involved with.

The show picks up when Riggle has to go in front of the press to explain the incident that happened at the academy that led to multiple deaths. The programme then goes into telling the whole story of what happened. Along with Riggles ongoing war with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher’s canoeing camp.

All together, for a comedy it never really gets going, and most the jokes miss the mark. Apart from the Riggle/Urlacher bits there’s not much that would make you keep watching.

2.6/10

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The Oath (Crackle)

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The Oath (Crackle) – Premieres 8th March – Renewed

Crime drama that is centred around a group of LA cops, who along with policing the streets, are also a gang known as the Ravens that rob the high value buildings they are supposed to protect.

After pulling off a bank robbery where one of the group gets a bit overzealous in taking down one of the security guards, they become worried that the guy is becoming uncontrollable. As the original leader Tom Hammond was recently put away. It’s then revealed that the guy now leading the gang is Toms son Steve, and the fella becoming a liability is his younger son Cole.

As the Ravens divvy up their takings from the heist, they are called in to meet with the head boss of the police gangs. Where they are trying to find out what is being done to get Tom released, while trying not to reveal that the casino they use to launder the cash is now out of action.

This ends up being the least of their worries when while out on patrol, the members of the Ravens are arrested by the Feds. Who after showing the evidence against them, get them to take on an undercover agent as they try to bring down the whole operation from the inside.

As dramas go, the action parts at the start of the show are entertaining. But as soon as it begins to pad out the characters and actually tries to get the plot going, it comes across as a bit disjointed. By the end of the episode there isn’t much that has been shown that would make you want to keep watching, and It’s all pretty forgettable stuff.

4.2/10

Snatch (Crackle)

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Snatch (Crackle) – Premieres 16th March – Renewed

The second TV version of the Guy Ritchie film after the one and done series of Lock, Stock back in the 90’s. In this, after witnessing his day get arrested by the police as a youngster, the now adult Albert Hill is struggling to get by dealing with the families florist shop sinking in debt while acting as the manager of his friend Billys boxing career.

After getting a call from his dad in prison to get Albert to make Billy take a fall in the upcoming fight, Albert decides to get a much cash as possible between him and his cohort Charlie to bet on Billy to win in the round he’s been asked to lose.

After betting the newly acquired cash, Billy gets eye gouged in the ring and knocked out by a fighter backed by the nightclub owner and general dubious fella Sonny, which leads to his girlfriend to give Albert and the others a heads up that they could get their money back by hijacking his courier van the next day. During the hijacking at the place they picked to do the job, two identical vans arrive at the same time leading them to rob the wrong one and getting them a load of gold bullion instead.

The show itself is has a decent pace about it, there’s nothing that happens which make you want to watch any more of it.

4.0/10

StartUp (Crackle)

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StartUp (Crackle) – Starts 6th September – Renewed

Cryptocurrency drama where after being visited by an FBI agent a banker, who has stolen a vast amount of cash from a Haitian crime boss, asks his son to help him move the money before he could be prosecuted by the feds and caught by the Haitians.

After sitting in on a business pitch on a new cryptocurrency that was turned down by his company, the son decides to use his fathers stolen cash to fund to formation of the currency and company to launder the cash.

For a first ep it’s an entertaining start that moves along at a decent pace.

6.4/10

The Art of More (Crackle)

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The Art of More (Crackle) – Starts 19th November – Renewed

Auction house drama where a former soldier with a penchant of sealing antiquities whilst liberating nations gets a job at a New York company.

During his time of annoying co-workers with his ability to get big ticket items available for sale, a former colleague from his art reclamation days turns up asking for help to shift a few priceless artefacts.

This leads to a security guard being murdered and a possibility that the police may end up being on to them.

An incredibly tedious drama.

2.8/10